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  1. Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    Never thought I'd see the day when usually-calm mandolin players take to protesting and rioting in the streets, but here we are. Video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxog0aE7pg

    (or direct...
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    Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YhiBqeIooo :mandosmiley:
  3. Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    I was delighted to discover this morning that Carlo Aonzo has recently created a video where he demonstrates his approach to playing the Allemanda from Bach's D minor Partita no. 2 for solo violin.
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I'm 69 years old and have been playing mandolin for 4 years or so -- I play guitar and some banjo. I have 3 mandolins and am very happy with them -- the most I've paid is 4K. I play them every day...
  5. Re: Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    Although there are already two versions of those exercises available I have made a 3rd scan and uploaded it to the Petrucci Library
    This is a 600 dpi bw scan from a reprint of the studies, good to...
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    Re: Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Same plectrum - celluloid Pickboy (they now have a whole new range of black ones made of something else that I am yet to try).

    Strings: Vinaccia has GHS ultra light set on, Calace has Martin and...
  7. New Bach recording -- Prelude to Cello Suite #1

    Here's a preview of my solo acoustic project, using my latest Buchanan 10-string.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/bach-gmaj-cello-suite-prelude

    Home recorded via ProTools, Shure KSM32...
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Brooklyn Rider, I knew I'd seen him somewhere. Right now my favorite is a guy named Sato. Check him out here.
  9. Re: Chris Thile's fingerings for B minor Allemande (solo violin)

    Right on about Sibelius, we're in a love/hate relationship.

    There are a couple things I've learned specifically with this piece (and that show up throughout his thought process through all the...
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    I recorded the Siciliano from the G minor Partita for Solo Violin about this time last year! I've been hunkering down during my time off right now and learning the B minor Sonata in its entirety,...
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    Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Hello, greetings from Spain! We are on the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown, and with lots of time in my hands I'm practicing my arrangement of Bach's cello suites for mandolin. Here is a little...
  12. Chris Thile's fingerings for B minor Allemande (solo violin)

    Hey y'all,

    I am working on a project for Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin in which I work up fingerings for each piece along with explanations on why I chose these fingerings....
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    Re: Social Distancing

    very effective indeed


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-8UhxjNts

    ...and don't laugh, he has a banjo as well.
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    Re: Tough times, tough decisions

    Among the toughest times is when sitting in a departure lounge, waiting for a delayed flight. The Irish have ways to deal with that..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XvKcLxj6I
  15. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    Many beautiful songs and dances are put together in this wonderful semi-opera or masque “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell (1692). I’d like to play them all.

    I got at least one of them arranged...
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    Re: not counting but

    People admire a person with a lot of mandolins.
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    DroneToneTools

    http://www.dronetonetool.com/

    This is a website with some interesting uses and possibilities. It is also available as an app.
    The app has a built in metronome, too.

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    Old Time Mandolin

    Here's a nice article I found on old time mandolin by Cary Fagan who is around here somewhere. Lots of pictures and good information. http://taterjoes.com/resources/mandolin/OTMandolin.pdf
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    Spanish Site

    I am sure that many in this forum will take advantage of this site. All are arrangements for stringed instruments ... I invite you to explore it.:mandosmiley:
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
  21. Thread: Youtube Find

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    Youtube Find

    Came across this on Youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TG1Bzjmwc


    Dance of the Shepherds (Colin Brumby) Paul Hooper (Mandolin) Adrian Hooper (Mandolin) Joyce Bootsma (Mandola) ...
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    Re: Blue Chips

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    Fernando Barroso: Bach on Bouzouki

    How about some Brandenburg #3 for a cold winter night:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hznwMAeVYJU
  24. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Mike:

    Please buy that Gil in TME - I don't need this much MAS in my life!
  25. New ideas in playing two voices on one mandolin.

    I started playing two voices on one mandolin in september 2019. Then it was music for two violins. Later I found that this technique suits perfectly for playing choir music for two voices. Here is a...
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